Another weekend, another freakin’ fair I end up at.
The Washington state fair is happening and it’s the biggest hillbilly parade I think I’ve ever seen.
I know I’m from Tennessee & I have very little room to discuss this topic, but I can’t keep my mouth shut any longer. We walked in & our friend was like, “We gotta watch the Mutton Busting!” I’ll give you all a couple of seconds to guess what that is before I reveal to you the disturbing answer.
We walk up to this miniature bull riding pit sans all of the bulls. Instead, there is a herd of sheep in the corner. (Is it a herd if it’s sheep? Idk). There is an obnoxious announcer in leather chaps. He blows his horn & out comes an angry sheep with a HUMAN CHILD ON IT’S BACK. The child soon falls off & gets physically trampled by the sheep. The parents of said child are hooping & hollering like their spawn has not just gotten run over by a farm animal. I’m not a mother, but who willingly signs a child up for this? There are literally one million other activities that are safer than Mutton Busting.
I did, however, get some gnarly popcorn shrimp out of a trailer so it was a good day.
Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 5 stuffed pancakes
- 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp. of cornmeal
- 3 tbsp. of rolled oats
- 2 tbsp. of granulated cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- 1.5 cups of skim milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. of butter + more for cooking
- Peanut butter, for stuffing
- Strawberry jelly, for stuffing
- Whisk together dry ingredients through salt in a large bowl
- Add milk + egg + butter, whisk
- Heat some butter in a nonstick pan over low-medium heat
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, cook for 2-3 minutes or until it starts bubbling
- Flip pancake + cook another 2-3 minutes, remove from pan
- Add another 1/4 cup of batter, cook for 2-3 minutes
- Meanwhile, spread other pancake with plenty of PB&J
- Add to the pancake in the pan + flip, cook for another 2-3 minutes
- Repeat until all of the batter is gone
- Must rub pancakes all over face – do not skip this the warm PB is exfoliating
Idea came from last month’s Cooking Light: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/make-ahead-breakfast/pbj-stuffed-multigrain-pancakes